Nico Rosberg insists he is not feeling the pressure from Lewis Hamilton's current resurgence and is instead focusing on maintaining his championship lead.
Rosberg's championship lead has been whittled down from 43 points to just one, with Hamilton winning four of the last five races. He arrives in Budapest looking to reverse Hamilton's momentum and says he is undaunted by his Mercedes teammate's current form.
When asked in Hungary if it was fair to say he was feeling the pressure this weekend, Rosberg replied: "No it is not because for me up until now I have had the best season of all the drivers. That is the fact for me which I am focussing on but as I've said before in general I don't look at the big picture because the best approach for me to win races is just to focus on the weekend at hand which is Hungary.
"We will try to get the best out of it and go for the win. It doesn't feel any different to previous weekends."
That period of five races included a win in Baku, but saw Rosberg struggle in Monaco and Canada before colliding with his teammate on the final lap in Austria and losing the lead and a place on the podium. Rosberg insists he is not dwelling on what has happened in that period of time.
"I don't. I have reflected on each and every race after it is done and I've moved on. I'm excited to be here and had a good season so far so I will try to win this weekend as well."
Mercedes has won all but one race this year, with Ferrari failing to win yet despite high expectations coming into the season. Rosberg thinks it is too early to write off Ferrari or Red Bull's chances of getting into the championship mix in 2016 with 11 races still to come.
When it was put to him that 2016 is now a two-horse race between the Silver Arrows cars, he said: "It is too early to say that. Ferrari and Red Bull have been a bit up and down but there is still such a long way to go so it wouldn't be right to say that. Of course I can understand why people say that at the moment."